Android Grows To 315M Phone Shipments, 1B Active Users

By 11:55 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

Sundar Pichai kicked off Google I/O with some raw numbers on the impressive growth of Android. The platform grew in the smartphone field it dominates, but also for the first time yet it powers over half of tablets.

Q4 of last year alone saw 315 million Android smartphones shipped, now each day 1 billion people utilize Android.

Tablet activations also shot up since last year and now over 60% of tablets run Android, compared to just under half of tablets last year.

Google's app platform, the Play Store, recorded a whopping 236% growth in app installs since last year.

Tablet growth is also feeding Google's other services - 42% of YouTube views from tablets come from Android tabs this year, compared to just 28% last year.

Pichai also gave some fascinating statistics of what Android users do with their phones. Together, the billion users hold 1.5 trillion steps each day and snap 93 million selfies along the way.



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